We are thrilled to announce that we have acquired the international distribution rights for SNK’s officially licensed GRS Super Joystick | Ikari Warriors Limited Edition. This product will be available for pre-order in Japan, the UK, EU countries, Canada, and Australia, with shipments expected in January or February 2024. International customers to purchase, please click: https://thunderstickstudio.com/products/grs-super-joystick-ikari-warriors-limited-edition-international?country=DE
Introducing the GRS Super Joystick IKARI WARRIORS EDITION
Ever since the golden era of arcades, iconic games like the SNK Ikari Warriors series, Data East Midnight Resistance, SNK T.N.K III, and Taito Front Line Arcade have captured the imagination of players in the 1980s. Especially memorable is the legendary Ikari Warriors, a game that holds a nostalgic place in the hearts of countless gamers. Until now, it was challenging to fully recapture the magic of the original rotary joystick gameplay. But today, at Glen's Retro Show and Thunderstick Studio, we're changing that.
We're beyond excited to present the GRS Super Joystick, a product of our dedication to rekindling those precious gaming memories. In a monumental leap, we've collaborated with SNK and secured the official license of Ikari Warriors, integrating it as a key feature of our product. But that's not all. We've brought the experience full circle, creating an exclusive limited-edition package that isn't just a joystick but a piece of gaming history.
When you unbox the GRS Super Joystick, you'll be met with the iconic Ikari Warriors imagery adorning our unique packaging. It's not just about aesthetics. Our team has innovated the packaging to include a control panel-shaped rig box with pre-drilled holes. Users can easily pop off these holes to assemble the high-quality arcade buttons and the GRS Super Joystick onto the rig box, transforming the packaging into a fully functional control panel. That's right. Your packaging becomes part of your gaming experience, complete with licensed artwork from the Ikari Warriors arcade cabinet, ready for use with iconic arcade games requiring rotary functions.
This limited-edition GRS Super Joystick Ikari Warriors edition aims to recreate and enhance the original gaming experience. It incorporates state-of-the-art technology like Hall Sensors, Hybrid USB Protocols, and Software-Defined Joystick Control Key Values. The joystick is designed to be user-friendly, requiring no technical knowledge, and offers a plug-and-play solution suitable for both veteran gamers and newcomers.
The versatile joystick includes an encoder (supporting up to 12 buttons), a joystick, and a push-and-pull spinner joystick knob, providing a three-in-one solution that greatly simplifies the DIY process. The rotating knob features three switchable modes (Gamepad hat, Keystroke, and Mouse) tailored for optimal gaming across different game types.
The GRS Super Joystick is not just suitable for retro games but is a powerhouse optimized for contemporary gaming experiences, creating a bridge between generations of gamers.
So, seize the opportunity and elevate your gaming experience with the GRS Super Joystick Ikari Warriors edition. Be part of this limited offer, enjoy a piece of gaming history, and transform your gaming setup with our innovative rig box packaging. GAME ON!
- Limited-edition joystick in collaboration with SNK, featuring officially licensed Ikari Warriors branding.
- Incorporates the latest technology, including Hall Sensors, Hybrid USB Protocols, and Software-Defined Joystick Control Key Values.
- User-friendly design with a plug-and-play solution that requires no technical knowledge for setup or use.
- Versatile gaming accessory that includes an encoder (supporting up to 12 buttons), a joystick, and a push-and-pull joystick spinner knob.
- Three-in-one equipment that simplifies the DIY process and is easy to install in any gaming setup.
- Features a rotary knob with three switchable modes: Gamepad hat, Keystroke, and Mouse for diverse gaming experiences.
- Joystick supports three switchable rotational detents, which can be set to 8, 12, or 16 detents per rotation to suit different gameplay requirements.
- Innovative packaging with a control panel-shaped rig box that comes with predrilled holes for easy assembly of arcade buttons and joystick.
- Packaging transforms into a fully functional control panel for use with arcade games requiring rotary functions, complete with licensed artwork from the Ikari Warriors arcade cabinet.
- Compatible with PC, Raspberry Pi 3 & 4, Linux
- Plug-and-play with the SNK 40 ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION on PC Steam.(Note. A firmware upgrade is required to enable this feature. Please refer to the instructions provided in the User Manual for further guidance.)
What is included?
- GRS Super Joystick shaft x 1 (attached 12-way knob and Joystick dustproof washer)
- GRS Super Joystick base x 1
- Mounting spacer x 1(Mount the GRS Super joystick with a spacer if its PCB touches the bottom of the control panel interference.)
- Switchable knob cover (8-way) x 1
- Switchable knob cover (16 way) x 1
- Switchable knob cover (freeway) x 1
- GRS TOS 2 in 1 button x 1
- Gold-leaf pushbutton x 6
- Harness for encoder x 1
- Harness for 2 in 1 button x 1
- USB cable x1
- Manual switchable joystick restrictor gate(4 ways) x 1
- Manual switchable joystick restrictor gate(8 ways-square) x 1
- Knob cap x 3
- Allen wrench x 1
The TS-RJConfigurator is a specialized application designed for the GRS Super Joystick, intended for use on Windows PC(x86). This software enables users to customize the functionality of the GRS Super Joystick extensively and provides an interface for firmware updates. We're continually enhancing and optimizing the product and will be releasing periodic firmware updates to meet the evolving needs of our users.
Key Features include:
- Keyboard Mode Customization: Users can macro-define the key values triggered by the rotary knob's actions, including clockwise rotation, counter-clockwise rotation, pulling up, and pushing down.
- Mouse Mode Adjustments: Users can specify mouse movement modes by toggling between the x-axis and y-axis.
- Mouse Movement Customization in Mouse Mode: The distance triggered by the rotary knob's rotation can be adjusted, aligning the knob's output with traditional spinner movements.
- Joystick Orientation Customization: Allows adjustments to the joystick directional orientation at 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°.
- Controller Tester Interface: Users can utilize this interface to test and verify the joystick's output.
- Firmware Update Feature: Keep your joystick up-to-date with the latest improvements.
TS-RJConfigurator V1.04.9 download
- User Interface (UI) improvements
- Added a feature to adjust joystick orientation
- Implemented a feature to allow users to modify the rotary function to work exactly as a free-spinning spinner
- Introduced a joystick-testing interface
- Added display for current firmware, mode, and ways
- Bug fixes
Joystick button IO pinout diagram
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